Camp Kalahari introduces Horse Riding Safaris

Uncharted Africa Safari co. will be the first operator to offer Horseback Riding Safaris in Botswana’s unique Kalahari and Makgadikgadi ecosystems starting this month. These one-of-a-kind safaris will allow guests to spend their days journeying out into the Salt Pans and acacia woodlands on horseback.

Led by celebrated equestrian safari guide, David Foot, these expeditions will allow guests to experience some of Botswana’s most remarkable environments in a whole new way and from an entirely different perspective than a game drive. David has unmatched experience in leading horseback safaris with nearly twenty years in the industry and extensive knowledge of the environment’s natural history, mammals, plants, and birds, not to mention a contagious energy and enthusiasm. Groups of up to eight are paired with outstandingly bred horses for the ride of a lifetime through the ‘land of a thousand islands,’ acacia woodlands, short grasslands, and finally out into the middle of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, where all that can be seen for miles around is the curve of the earth.

Uncharted Africa Safari co. has put together two five-night itineraries, one for the dry season and one for the wet. Although vastly different, both incorporate three nights in the refreshingly simple yet cozy and traditional Camp Kalahari and two nights out in the bush fly camping. In the dry season, the ground is firm and ideal for fast riding, while the wet season softens the land and brings the grasses high creating a entirely different experience.

The Horseback Safaris will begin from Camp Kalahari, a fun and adventurous, yet comfortable and stylish oasis nestled amongst the acacias and palms on the edge of the ancient salt pans, before setting out on the fly camping expedition. Camp Kalahari is luxurious yet simple and unfettered with ten spacious meru tents. Each guest tent comes complete with en-suite outdoor bathrooms, incorporating flushing toilets and hot and cold running water. The traditionally built thatch roofed communal library, living and dining area provides the perfect place to relax after safari, while the inviting swimming pool is the ideal spot for an afternoon escape.

More information about the Horseback Riding Safari and Camp Kalahari can be found at www.unchartedafrica.com, while reservation inquiries should be directed to res2@unchartedafrica.com